If that damn Alpaca supplants the exalted position of The Duck in CM, then I'm bailing. The Duck is the only thing that keeps me coming back.
MaM, haven't you been reading?The alpaca are now nothing but stew!
Well SOMETHING is leaving little "Alpaca nuggets" around the compound and it isn't the duck! I told you Cal was hiding them in the Sigma Chi house but did you listen?? Noooooooo.
PANIC!!! Left-aligned image!!!!!!!!
I know; all kinds of rules/guidelines/whatever being broken here: funny-named not-quite-thirsties, left-aligned images, resurrected alpaca, etc., etc. The apocalypse is apparently upon us.
Moderators: Please post a picture of the duck so we know the duck hasn't been turned into stew!And, no, mostly I want to respond with: "What the fuck is wrong with you? How is it that you can manage to play a multiuser video game and recite the back story complete with dialogue and tell me all of your moves going back three years, but cannot read a fucking syllabus?" But I don't...
And usually, my response is:"I'm sorry to hear this. It sounds like you have many difficulties in your life. Please let me know if you need me to sign a 'drop slip.'"LONG LIVE THE DUCK!
This response rocks! I am stealing it!
I had to look up what "tl:dr" meant. As I have mentioned before, I always answer with, "No, sorry." Usually, that ends the discussion, right there.
I had to look it up also, but now that I know what it means, I'm very tempted to use it. I'm sure I'll have the opportunity to in a couple of weeks when the next exams are scheduled.
Yes.I just recently got the LONGEST email about some guy who was in a custody battle with his wife and his wife responded by kidnapping their daughter and taking her to another state.Except it took him about 10 pages to say this.I stopped reading at the word "kidnapping." In the third sentence.tl;dr
I giggle maliciously at every stupid excuse that is obviously a lie, and respond with, "Please let me know if you need me to sign a drop slip."
Tempted? I've done it a few times.
you are my hero!
No, but a student has used the phrase on The Site That Shall Not Be Named to describe hir reaction to my own emails (in an online class, where they are the main form of communication, and so tend to be numerous and detailed -- a fact of which students are warned in an email sent several weeks before the beginning of classes. Of course that one probably falls in the tl;dr category for some students, too, though many students manage to make it through the whole thing, and the class. The problem is the students who think a hard class taken online will be easier -- rather than harder, which it actually is, though the tradeoff in time/location flexibility is worthwhile for some students).
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